Editing pages

  • If you are looking at the front end of the site and are logged in you will see an ‘Edit page’ button on a black bar at the top, this is the easiest way to find the corresponding page in the back end. Editing tips edit page
  • If you are already in the back end select Pages in the main left hand side menu
  • Here you will find most of the pages of your site.
  • Click a page to edit it – a page with a dash before the title means it is a sub page of the one above.
  • Edit the text directly in the text box. You can also add images and videos to the text area by clicking ‘Add media’ – See more on adding images in the next section.
  • You might not be able to see all the editing options at first – to make sure you are click the top right toggle, and a second row of options will appear:Editing tips editing options
  • Here you will be able to change the heading weight by clicking the ‘Paragraph’ drop down menu:Editing tips paragraphs
  • When you have edited your text and images remember to click ‘update’ near the top right.
  • To make the page you are editing a sub-page (known as a child page) of another page (known as a parent page) select the page from the ‘parent page’ drop down menu in the Page Attributes box on the right. For example the following image shows a page that is a sub page of Contact us:Editing tips parent page
  • Please note that on the Parent page itself this code: must be written in the text editing panel.
  • Order – this field is set to 0 by default. This means that the sub pages will order alphabetically. To change the order you can change the number in this field. 0 will be at the top and then 1, 2 ,3 will come under that. You can also use minus numbers.
  • To view the page on the front end click the ‘View page’ link at the top left of the screen (see image below) – it is best to always have the front end open in a different window when editing Editing tips view page
  • Remember if you are editing content from the back-end of WordPress you will need to refresh the front-end page to view the change you have made.
    You can set the page to be visible to the public or private. This option is under ‘visibility’ in the publish panel :Editing tips publishing status
  • Here you can also schedule when you want the page to be published by clicking the ‘Edit’ button under the published on date. If a date in the future is entered then the page will not be viewable by the public until that date. If a date in the past is entered then the sub-pages will order in publication date on the menu page – this is useful for older news items or events.
  • Clicking ‘Revisions’ will show you all the edits that have been made to that page, there is a slider where you can slide backwards and forwards in time to see the changes, this is useful if you deleted something that you wish to recover.